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Wetherall family papers

Identifier: MS 3117


This collection contains correspondence, deeds, wills, and other ephemera of the Wetherall and related families.


  • 1828 - 1957


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research use.

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Biographical / Historical

The Wetherall family settled in Harford County (Md.) during the 1600’s. They became prominent members of Maryland society in business and trade. In 1846, William Wetherall began iron and steel importing company, which he ran with his son William G. Wetherall, Jr. The Aldridge, Bower, Bowie, Calwell, Colwell, Forman, Green, Hilleary, Shakleford, and West families of Maryland and Virginia connected to the Wetherall family by marriage.


0.21 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials



The materials are ordered by date and are broken into two sections: correspondence and ephemera.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. Sydney Wetherall.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains original deeds, memorabilia, and family correspondence of the Wetherall and Matthews families of Maryland. Notes and correspondence of related families are also included. Of particular note are the deeds for various properties in and around Baltimore (Md.) and a United States passport from 1871.

Guide to the Wetherall family papers
Under Revision
Lara Westwood
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Revision Statements

  • 2020-04-03: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Mallory Herberger.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States